Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles in different areas of the face to improve the look of moderate to severe lines.
Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve had work done.
Results from Botox have been shown to last up to 4 months or longer.
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What is Botox?
Botox® is a muscle relaxing agent derived from Botulinum that reduces wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscle. The most common area of treatment is frown lines of the forehead. It may also be used to treat excessive underarm sweating.
Here is a list of questions that are frequently asked by our clientele about Botox. We hope we have provided answers to any questions that you may have, but please don’t hesitate to ask additional questions of our staff.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
Botox® temporarily reduces the contractions of the muscles that cause wrinkles. By relaxing the muscles, the overlying skin becomes smoother.
Several tiny Botox® injections are administered directly into the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Your health care provider will determine where those muscles are located.
Botox® is safe and has very few side effects. Rare side effects include headache, flu symptoms and temporary eyelid droop.
You may resume normal activities immediately. Vigorous exercise or laying flat may be restricted for a few hours following treatment.
Many clients undergo Botox® during their lunch break and return to work after treatment.
Botox® has no downtime as opposed to other wrinkle reducing methods. Also, following treatment there is little to no pain or discomfort.
Results can be seen after only one session.
A Botox® treatment lasts only a short period of time and depends on how many areas are being injected and the size of the treated areas.
The only pain or discomfort is a slight pin-prick sensation from the small needle injecting the Botox®. If necessary, ice or a topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment.
Results of Botox® vary and can last up to four months. Generally, most people can expect three months of improvement.
Treatments are offered every few months for maintenance.
Candidates for Botox® injections are age eighteen to sixty-five and interested in improving the appearance of their face. Many candidates are seeking relief from wrinkles and brow furrows..
Do not use Botox® if you have an infection where the Botox® will be injected, are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox® or are pregnant. Some conditions may increase the chance of infection, so a doctor should be advised of your medical history before receiving Botox®.
An alternative treatment to Botox® is skin resurfacing, which includes many types of laser therapies and chemical peels. These procedures can be painful and may have a much longer recovery time than Botox®. Other alternatives include surgery such as a brow lift.
enerally, after three to four months, the Botox® effects will begin to fade and facial features will gradually return to their former state. Maintenance treatments are necessary to keep the effect of Botox® for long periods of time.
The limitation of Botox® is that it is not a permanent answer to reducing wrinkles. Also, results vary and occasional problems with asymmetry may occur.
Treatments can be provided by any authorized healthcare professional.
Avoid alcoholic beverages and anti-inflammatory medications before treatment. Schedule a Botox® appointment at least two weeks prior to any special events to allow time to heal.
Treat any mild discomfort with Tylenol, and expect temporary swelling. If desired, an icepack can be applied after treatment. Do not massage the treated areas because it may move the Botox® around and create a different effect. It is generally recommended to remain upright for four hours after injections and avoid aerobic activity for a few hours.
* A complementary consultation is required before treatment.